Free woodland animal printables
These super-cute woodland animals feature lots of adorable creatures and floral wreaths to add to your autumnal birthday and friendship cards!
These woodland animals printables – from Papercraft Inspirations 181 – are ideal for all animal and nature lovers. These designs feature lots of floral wreaths to create circular cards or aperture cards to frame the adorable birds, hares and squirrels.
If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a big surprise! Our fab collection of painterly printables feature trees, flowers and plenty of woodland creatures going about their day. We’ve got a friendly squirrel, happy hedgehog and curious mouse, plus more of their friends, for you to meet.
Create cards that feature lots of lovely layered apertures, which creates a sense of depth, plus there are thoughtful sentiments, too.
Try these cards with our free woodland animal printables:
1. Thank you card
Layered apertures deliver a dreamy forest-floor effect:
Cover the front of an 18 x 14cm, white card blank with a piece of pale-green paper. Open up the card, place an 8.5cm-wide oval die in the centre of the card front then run it through your machine.
Cut a 6.5cm-wide oval in the centre of a 17 x 13cm piece of purple paper. Attach the paper to the reverse of the aperture on the card front. Cut a 17 x 13cm piece of grass-patterned paper.
Create a layered, die-cut oval sentiment topper and attach it onto a strip of acetate. Attach the strip behind the aperture. Add the panel of grass-patterned paper behind the aperture.
Trim floral paper to surround the aperture. Fussy cut the flowers and toadstools and distress the edges with a craft knife, to give it a rustic feel. Glue the paper pieces to the card front.
Fussy cut bunting from the printables sheet and attach a length of twine across it, as shown. Add twine bows to each end of the bunting, then affix it across the top of the card.
Fussy cut a toadstool, hedgehog, bird and two feathers. Stick the fussy-cut elements along the edges of the apertures, to create depth. Add a twine bow towards the bottom of the apertures.
To finish, add pink button flowers to the centres of the three twine bows, a fussy-cut flower to the two feathers, and pink adhesive gems around the aperture, as shown.
2. Happy birthday aperture card
- Cover the front of a 21 x 11cm, white card blank with pale-green paper. Cut three 6cm-wide circles through the right-hand side of the card front.
- Use sticky foam pads to adhere some lilac paper behind each aperture. Fussy cut three floral wreaths then use a craft knife to distress the edges.
- Stick a fussy-cut wreath to each aperture. Add sticky foam pads to the reverse of a fussy-cut fox, bluetit and hare, then add them to the apertures.
- Fussy cut a sentiment and a flower, then use sticky foam pads to attach them to the left-hand side of the card front, as shown. Add a blue pearl to the centre of the flower.
- Make three bows from jute string and attach them to the top of each fussy-cut wreath. To complete the design, add a pink flower button to the centre of each bow.
3. Thank you aperture card
Use the forest background paper behind a die-cut aperture to create a 3D scene. Add more dimension by mixing different sizes of animals and foliage.
4. Happy birthday card
Cut a large circular card base, to complement the foliage wreath. Trim the base of the card flat at the back, so it stands up and won’t roll away!
Download your free woodland animal printables:
To download each printable sheet, click on the link below the image and it will open in a new window. You can then save/download the sheet. There are a total of ten printable sheets to download to complete this collection. Scroll the gallery to see what you're getting!
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Rhiannon is an illustrator with a preference for work that looks folky, inky, and a little bit messy. Previous clients have included Immediate Media, Go Ape, Essex Wildlife Trust, the University of Essex, Durham University, the University of Oslo, Wivenhoe House Hotel, and Sketchbook Studios.